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You are in the GMC Acadia
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#14 of 36 Re: American cars suck [zplnfan]
Mar 20, 2007 (4:37 pm)
Where do you live and was it an airport location that had it? Did you specify you wanted Acadia or did they just happen to have it? Thanks
#15 of 36 Re: GMC Acadia Issues [timotheus]
Mar 20, 2007 (5:08 pm)
My radio problem only ocurrs on the FM band where it loses both reception and volume. So today they called and advised me that they had my radio in . I'll schedule it ASAP. How did your transmission lag issue present itself? I ask because the vehicle reviews referenced a bit of lag, which I experience, so I'm wondering if I should have them look at that also. As to the compensation, I called GMC's customer service people and asked for a " Specialist" who basically stayed in touch with me on a regular basis and with me pushing the issue by making sure that the service manager and the specialist were in communication, eventually after I got the vehicle back, they got authorization from someone higher up like a Division Sales Manager to compensate me. The way I approached them was by figuring out what a monthly payment would be if I financed 90% of the vehicle cost and paid it off in four years. Then since they had the vehicle for about a month I had them compensate me for that month, in my case it was $750.
#16 of 36 Re: American cars suck [metmdx]
Mar 20, 2007 (8:53 pm)
I found mine at the Sacramento Airport. They show up online as a class of car, so they must be at other locations. I found it online by searching on Acadia and rental car. I checked around to find a location that had it. I imagine that if you called Alamo, they could tell you where they have it because they don't show any other crossovers.
Hope that helps.
#17 of 36 Re: GMC Acadia Issues [zeepro]
Mar 21, 2007 (8:51 am)
Z. My transmission lag issue is pretty much an overall sense that the trans is frequently hunting for the proper gear. And, a too-soon upshift into higher gear ratios. So, heading down the road, from start to about 40MPH it has already gone to 6th gear. Then, when instant acceleration needed, the trans seems to have an abnormal pause when downshifting to a lower gear and frequently doesn't go low enough to get you the power you need. You have to really jam it to the bottom to engage the right gear. Anyway, on the Dealer Service Workorder, the code number of this Service Bulletin seems to be 07058 - "Svc Upd - Invent/Cust Veh - IMPROVED TRANS CONTROL CALS. They also let me know of a potential problem with the Power Liftgate and the Intermediate Steering Shaft Boot(#07073). The liftgate may not affect every owner but the Steering Shaft needs to be lubricated with GM SuperLube in order to prevent future problems.
Thanks for the info on GMC Cust Service Specialist. I am making the call today.
#18 of 36 Re: American cars suck [zplnfan]
Mar 21, 2007 (4:54 pm)
Thanks zpinfan...I called local Alamo (NY) and they haven't got them yet. Maybe I'll hop a flight to CA to test drive....nah....
#19 of 36 Re: American cars suck [ppalonsky]
Mar 23, 2007 (1:39 am)
How do you compare the cabin space between the Sienna and the Acadia?
I currently have a 2000 T&C Ltd AWD and a 2004 Sienna Ltd AWD for family use. Personally, I no longer trust the reliability ratings, particularly on Toyota products.
I am currently looking for a replacement fot the Sienna.
Thanks in advance.
#20 of 36 Re: American cars suck [ohres]
Mar 23, 2007 (7:58 am)
I don't have any first hand knowledge about the Sienna but I can tell you that the Acadia has tons of cabin space, very roomy but it doesn't feel cavernous at all. Go drive one, sit in it. Be the Acadia!!!
#21 of 36 Re: American cars suck [ohres]
Mar 23, 2007 (10:37 am)
Neither the Acadia nor any of the other crossovers can hold a candle to minivans in terms of interior space. That said, the Acadia comes closest and the interior space is decent. I'm coming from a '97 Grand Caravan. I looked at all the crossovers and minivans at the local auto show. I have pretty much decided on the Acadia because I don't really need the sliding doors and extra space of a minivan that I loved when my kids were younger. If space is your primary concern, I would stick with a minivan.
#22 of 36 Re: American cars suck [zeepro]
Mar 23, 2007 (5:37 pm)
Thanks for your suggestion. I will try to do that soon.
#23 of 36 Re: American cars suck [loach]
Mar 24, 2007 (3:20 am)
Thanks for your information.
I have similar back ground. I had 96 Grand Caravan first then 2000 T&C and 04 Sienna.
The ample space of the minivan was very useful so far, for many long trips and for twin babies.
Since my twins are almost 5, I may have to make similar decision.